Words on Homo Words: The Line of Beauty

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It’s Friday, darlings, which means you’ve no doubt got a weekend brimming with exciting activities, parties, orgies, and the rest. We suspect that by Sunday you’ll have settled into a nice, post-debauchery depression, which means you’ll probably want to sit and chill in front of the good ol’ boob tube. Well, lucky for you Logo will be airing the first part the BBC adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst’s award winning gay-themed novel, The Line of Beauty.

We first read Hollinghurst’s perceptive, evocative prose at a well-versed friend’s recommendation. And thank goodness, because we never would have met Nick Guest: the central gay character around which an arresting, ravishing story of Thatcher’s London in the 1980s unfolds.

Appropriately named, Guest (played by Dan Stevens in the adaptation) finds himself an emigre in a glamorous – yet ultimately hollow – world populated by politicians, actors, and heirs. We won’t give away too much of the story, but if you’re a bibliophile you’ll definitely want to check it out.

If you’re totally boorish, well, then you should really do something about that.

More info, after the jump, homie.

The Line of Beauty, an acclaimed three-part miniseries from the BBC, will be making its North American premiere on Logo, Sunday, October 15 at 10 PM ET/PT. The premieres of all three parts will be presented with only one intermission.

Adapted from Alan Hollingshurst’s Booker Prize-winning novel, this BBC masterpiece lovingly recreates the excess of 1980’s London. Dan Stevens plays Nick Guest, a young gay man who, upon graduating from university, lives with a glamorous and wealthy political family whose son he has befriended. A startling glimpse into Thatcher’s government forms the backdrop to Nick’s exploration of love, sex and class in 1980’s Britain.

Please note that The Line of Beauty part two airs on Sunday, October 22 at 10:00PM ET/PT and part three airs Sunday, October 29 at 10:00PM ET/PT.